How The Class Of 2016 Sees Philadelphia Sports
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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Every year, Beloit College in Wisconsin releases something called the “Mindset List.” It’s a collection of things that gives perspective about how their incoming freshman class sees the world.
With the college school year beginning, Beliot released its list for the Class Of 2016 (see the entire list).
The following are items from the list that are sports related:
14. There has always been football in Jacksonville but never in Los Angeles.
19. The Green Bay Packers have always celebrated with the Lambeau Leap.
43. They were too young to enjoy the 1994 World Series, but then no one else got to enjoy it either.
73. Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive baseball games played has never stood in their lifetimes.
Since most incoming freshman this year were born around 1994, here’s a snapshot of how they may view Philadelphia sports.
1. Joe Carter’s home run off of Mitch Williams is something they read about, and not one of the worst sports moments of their lives.
2. They think Andy Reid’s press conferences are as bad as it gets, because they never experienced Rich Kotite’s.
3. They never saw Charles Barkley play a game as a member of the Sixers.
4. They saw Randall Cunningham come back scrambling for the Eagles, but barely.
5. Neither Pelle Lindbergh nor Jerome Brown have been alive during their lifetimes.
6. They’ve never seen Mike Schmidt play a professional baseball game for the Phillies.
7. They have not seen a Flyers, Sixers or Eagles championship.
8. Their introduction to Sixers rookies was Shawn Bradley, Sharone Wright and BJ Tyler.
9. They only had to watch baseball games at the Vet for nine years.
10. They were born during Donovan McNabb’s freshman year at Syracuse, started driving when he joined the Redskins, and he’s out of football when they enter college.
What are some others?